Quoted from Whysnow:
Not sure for POTC but. Would assume it is the same as DI. WIth DI JJP showed that they cared to actually have months of play testing on prototype or test machines. These test machines have protoype p,ayfields which are made differently than the production ones. THey are also often a sped up process as thye want to get test games assembled and get the real world valuable feedback.
In short, you are blinded by your support of Stern and often overlook facts about other companies that don't conform with your fan attitude. JJP does in fact put effort into play testing with real world data and they now make many adjustments to the product before it hits end users.
Of course they play test their games and playfields etc, and so does Stern and Spooky and every other company, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not going to be the same kind of playfield in the games that are going to be shipped to customers once they start shipping. I am sure that the playfields that are used in the POTC games are most likely the same as the ones that were used in the DI games. Their playfields are already good quality so no sense to keep wildly changing what works is there? You can call anything a prototype, that doesn’t mean that it’s of a lesser quantity than what the customers are going to be getting. A prototype would actually be the playfield that they intend to use and they are making sure it holds up well. I’ll bet you anything you want that if you get a new POTC game when they come out that it’s going to dimple also just like the one in the picture. Dimpling does not mean low quality, it’s just something that happens to playfields. Some people think prototype means that they just quickly throw a junk playfield into a game knowing it’s going to have clearcoat chipping and dimpling etc, that’s simply not true.
P.S. Shouldn’t you be trying to rip someone off on a pinball machine like you did with AMH instead of chasing me around these forums like a little girl and downvoting me all the time?